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Zoo America North America Wildlife Park

Park Blvd & Route 743 N.

Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 534-3860 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.zooamerica.com/

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is an 11-acre, walk-through zoo. It’s home to more than 200 animals representing more than 60 species from five regions of North America.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1178

(412) 665-3640 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.pittsburghzoo.com/

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people.

The Philadelphia Zoo

3400 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196

(215) 243-1100 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/

The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. Whether a first-time visitor or a long-time supporter, you will find something new each time you walk through our 43-acre Victorian Garden.

National Aviary

600 West Ohio Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

(412) 323-7235 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.aviary.org/

The National Aviary is America’s bird zoo. Located on Pittsburgh’s
historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. The National Aviary’s large walk-through exhibits create an experience unlike any other – an intimate interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to handfeed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.

Conservation Efforts:

The National Aviary is home to the following endangered species: African Penguin, Bali Mynah, Guam Micronesian Kingfisher, Guam Rail, Andean Condor, Rhinoceros Hornbill, and West Indian Whistling Duck.

Participation in SSPs (Species Survival Plans):

The National Aviary participates in 43 SSPs: Roseate Spoonbill, African penguin, Inca Tern, Laughing Kookaburra, Hyacinth Macaw, Nicobar Pigeon, Bali Mynah, Linne’s Two-toed Sloth, Blue-crowned Motmot, Sunbittern, Burrowing Owl, Hamerkop, Blue-bellied Roller, Golden-breasted Starling, Fairy Bluebird, Blue-gray Tanager, Spectacled Owl, Andean Condor, Green Aracaris, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Bleeding Heart Dove, Black-necked stilt, Red-legged Seriema, Boat-billed Heron, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Green Woodhoopoe, Malayan Argus, Blue-faced Honey-eater, Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Keel-billed toucan, Micronesian Kingfisher, Spotted Dikkop, Golden Conure, Palm Cockatoo, Black-naped Fruit Dove, Red-billed Leiothrix, Crested Oropendola, Hadada Ibis, White-throated Ground Dove, American Flamingo, White-crested Laughing Thrush, Scarlet Ibis, Victoria Crowned Pigeon. The Aviary also participates in Studbook red programs for 15 species: White-cheeked Turaco, African Pygmy Falcon, Trumpeter Hornbill, Grey-winged Trumpeter, Guam Rail, Red-fronted Macaw, Grosbeak Starling, Wattled Curassow, West Indian Whistling Duck, Go-away Bird, Snowy Owl, Buff-crested Bustard, Steller’s Sea Eagle, African Jacana, Hooded Vulture.

For more information about conservation at the National Aviary, please visit http://www.aviary.org/cons/main_csrv.php.

Lehigh Valley Zoo

5150 Game Preserve Road

Schnecksville, PA 18078-0519

(610) 799-4171 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.lvzoo.org/

Located in Schnecksville, Pa., within the scenic 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 250 animals representing 70 species – from African Penguins to Zebras. The Zoo hosts more than 100,000 guests annually and offers hundreds of educational programs, camps for all ages and family-friendly events, making it one of the most vibrant educational and cultural institutions in the Greater Lehigh Valley region.

Erie Zoo

423 West 38th street

Erie, PA 16508

(814) 846-4091 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.eriezoo.org

The Erie Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day or just a few hours. A comfortable walk throughout the Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden takes about 2 hours. You’ll enjoy visiting with nearly 400 animals in our collection as well as the 11 beautiful gardens throughout the park.

Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Boulevard

Norristown, PA 19401-2974

(610) 277-3825 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/ 

With its convenient location in the heart of Montgomery County, easy access from major area roadways, free parking, beautiful animals and gardens, it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Business Journal ranks Elmwood Park Zoo as one of the most popular destinations in the region. Come join the thousands of families, students, community groups and animal lovers flock to the zoo for its animal exhibits, educations programs, spacious playground and special events and activities all year round.

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland

18628 US Route 15

Allenwood, PA 17810

(570) 538-1869 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.reptiland.com/

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians. Since opening in 1964, Reptiland has provided the public a link to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom. School groups, families and individuals with an interest in natural history agree – Reptiland offers a perfect blend of environmental education and entertainment.